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Enterprise SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture Best Practices


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  • Copyright 2005
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 408
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-146575-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-146575-6

This book spells out guidelines and strategies for successfully using ServiceOriented Architecture (SOA) in large-scale projects. SOA represents the latestparadigm in distributed computing and middleware development. However,SOA is not a revolution, but rather an evolution in software architecture. SOAis a collection of best practice software construction principles accompanied byproven methodologies in development and project management.This book is unique in that it offers a pragmatic approach to the topic. Theauthors borrow from their more than forty years of collective enterpriseexperience, and offer a frank discussion of the challenges associated withadopting SOA. They also help readers ensure that their organization does notbecome too closely tied to a specific technology. The result is a detailedintroduction to the topic and an architectural blueprint for implementing SOA.


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Reader’s Guide.

Chapter 1 - An Enterprise IT Renovation Roadmap.

1.1 - Agony Versus Agility.

1.2 - Enterprise Software Is a Different Animal.

1.3 - The Importance of Enterprise Software Architectures.

1.4 - The Requirements for an Enterprise Software Architecture.

1.5 - The Relation of Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Standards.

1.6 - Organizational Aspects.

1.7 - Lifelong Learning.

1.8 - The Enterprise IT Renovation Roadmap.

Chapter 2 - Evolution of the Service Concept.

2.1 - Milestones of Enterprise Computing.

2.2 - Programming Paradigms

2.3 - Distributed Computing

2.4 - Business Computing

2.5 - Conclusion



Chapter 3 - Inventory of Distributed Computing Concepts.

3.1 - Heterogeneity of Communication Mechanisms

3.2 - Communication Middleware

3.3 - Synchrony

3.4 - Interface Versus Payload Semantics

3.5 - Tight Versus Loose Coupling

3.6 - Conclusion




Chapter 4 - Service-Oriented Architectures.

4.1 - What Is a Software Architecture?

4.2 - What Is a Service-Oriented Architecture?

4.3 - Elements of a Service-Oriented Architecture

4.4 - Conclusion



Chapter 5 - Services as Building Blocks.

5.1 - Service Types

5.2 - Layers on the Enterprise Level

5.3 - Conclusion


Chapter 6 - The Architectural Roadmap.

6.1 - The Architectural Roadmap

6.2 - Fundamental SOA

6.3 - Networked SOA

6.4 - Process-Enabled SOA

6.5 - Conclusion

Chapter 7 - SOA and Business Process Management.

7.1 - Introduction to BPM

7.2 - BPM and the Process-Enabled SOA

7.3 - Conclusion



Chapter 8 - Managing Process Integrity.

8.1 - Data Versus Process Integrity

8.2 - Technical Concepts and Solutions

8.3 - Recommendations for SOA Architects

8.4 - Conclusion


Chapter 9 - Infrastructure of the Service Bus.

9.1 - Software Buses and the Service Bus

9.2 - Logging and Auditing

9.3 - Availability and Scalability

9.4 - Securing SOAs

9.5 - Conclusion



Chapter 10 - SOA in Action.

10.1 - Building Web Applications

10.2 - Enterprise Application Integration

10.3 - Business-to-Business

10.4 - Fat Clients

10.5 - Designing for Small Devices

10.6 - Multi-Channel Applications

10.7 - Conclusion




Chapter 11 - Motivation and Benefits.

11.1 - The Enterprise Perspective

11.2 - The Personal Perspective

11.3 - Conclusion



Chapter 12 - The Organizational SOA Roadmap.

12.1 - Stakeholders and Potential Conflicts of Interest

12.2 - The Organizational SOA Roadmap

12.3 - Four Pillars for Success

12.4 - An Ideal World

12.5 - The Real World–Organization-Wide Standards

12.6 - Recommendations for the SOA Protagonist

12.7 - Conclusion


Chapter 13 - SOA-Driven Project Management.

13.1 - Established Project Management Methodologies

13.2 - SOA-Driven Project Management

13.3 - Configuration Management

13.4 - Testing

13.5 - Conclusion




Chapter 14 - Deutsche Post AG Case Study.

14.1 - Project Scope

14.2 - Implementation

14.3 - Technology

14.4 - Lessons Learned, Benefits, and Perspectives



Chapter 15 - Winterthur Case Study.

15.1 - Project Scope

15.2 - Implementation

15.3 - Technology

15.4 - Lessons Learned, Benefits, and Perspectives

Chapter 16 - Credit Suisse Case Study.

16.1 - Project Scope

16.2 - Implementation

16.3 - Technology

16.4 - Lessons Learned, Benefits, and Perspectives


Chapter 17 - Halifax Bank Of Scotland: IF.com.

17.1 - Project Scope

17.2 - Implementation

17.3 - Technology

17.4 - Lessons Learned, Benefits, and Perspectives




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